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“Best Beach on Tahoe's North Shore” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Kings Beach State Recreation Area
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Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Kings Beach
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Tahoe Vista, California
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Best Beach on Tahoe's North Shore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Best sand, best sun, best sights. Convenient but busy parking lot. Across the street from the Kings Beach commercial strip with several choices of restaurants, bars and shops. They need to upgrade the pier for more uses.

Visited August 2012
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Incline Village, Nevada
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17 reviews
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“Too crowded”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

It's a fun place to hang out if you can find a parking place. There's a parking lot but it's not big enough and a little pricey. I'm not crazy about crowds & it seems like you always have to fight them here.

Visited August 2012
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Canton
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64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

What a beautiful beach. How can you describe a little piece of heaven right off of the highway? The water is clear, but very cold.

Visited July 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“BRING A COOLER AND UMBRELLA!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed in Tahoe Vista the last week of July and visited this State park twice. It is by far the nicest beach in the area; clean, beautiful. However, don't go there thinking you will be able to grab a drink or any type of refreshments at a stand or restaraunt. There is ONE such place, run by the state, and the prices were very high and the line was VERY, VERY long. When I finally did get my Pepsi, it was flat and yucky. If you don't mind a bit of a hike, you can run back out on the main road and get something; but i would just bring a cooler. Also, there is no place to rent an umbrella or anything to get out of the sun, so bring one with you. And be forewarned: the water is COLD! My son is very hardy and usually swims in anything; but even he could only get in waist-high. Also, we got there about 1100 am and we had to park really far away. Get there early. Lots of clean restrooms, which was nice.

Visited August 2012
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Salem, Virginia
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beach for kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Nice place on Lake Tahoe to take little kids, water is shallow and relatively warm with sandy bottom. Playground, public restrooms, volleyball nets, close by restaurants, parking (lot fills up early though).

Visited August 2012
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